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Research Study Opportunity for OB Providers

Implementation Assistance & Online Training for Perinatal Mental Health Conditions

ThumbnailOur team has received funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to evaluate the extent to which 1) online training and toolkits and 2) virtual implementation assistance added to online training and toolkits, improve obstetric providers’ knowledge, skills, and practices towards perinatal mental health conditions, compared to treatment as usual group.

We are developing a new online training model to which we will add a toolkit and implementation assistance that can be delivered virtually and is applicable to providers accessing varied levels of mental health resources available across the US.

Our goal is to help obstetric providers to:

1) implement screening for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders;
2) distinguish mood disorders from each other as co-morbid conditions and
differentiate them from other medical illnesses;
3) triage and refer based on assessments;
4) treat women with mild to moderate illness; and
5) consider risks and benefits of different treatment modalities.

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If you have questions, please contact:

Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd
TiffanyA.MooreSimas@umassmemorial.org

Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA
Nancy.Byatt@umassmemorial.org